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Old 01-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Hi all,
Itís been a while since Iíve been on this site. You guys helped me out with my first build back in 09 (very happy with it) & now itís time to build one for the wife. Her needs are pretty basic: Email, surfing, Word, photo storage (no editing), music & watching DVDís. I was thinking of the $500.00 AMD build you have listed. Is that adequate for the needs Iíve listed? The video card listed is no longer available from NewEgg. I plan on buying everything from them as Iíve had positive experiences with them in the past. Can you recommend another card in the same price range? Iíve made a couple minor changes (hard drive & case) to the original build & would like your thoughts about it. Right now this system will $535.00 shipped to my door without the video card.

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Seasonic power supply $59.99
Newegg.com - SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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bundled with: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB $184.98
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

AMD Phenom II X2 565 Callisto 3.4GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ565WFGMBOX $99.99
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 565 Callisto 3.4GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ565WFGMBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $29.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (I like where the usb ports are compared to the 200) $59.99
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 Ė OEM $18.99
Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - CD / DVD Burners

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (would to purchase all parts from NewEgg) $69.00
Newegg.com - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100292DDR3L Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card


more than adaquate for your needs / enjoy and let us know how you like the build

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Got a better option for you:

Newegg.com - AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX

You can get even cheaper Llanos, going down to a $65 dual-core, but the 3850 is significantly faster and is on sale :D

I don't see a motherboard listed in your original post, so I'm not sure how much you were expecting to pay for it. The CPU I linked requires a different slot, FM1. This board for $75 should be more than sufficient.

Newegg.com - ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Saves you from having to rely on a discrete video card.
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I would suggest staying with the $500 AMD build and the GPU listed by linderman for assured quality and support.
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Once again you guys come through! Build went smoothly & made wife very happy (I went with the specs I listed & card suggested by linderman).

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glad it worked out for you

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